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The '''National Rifle Association of America''' ('''NRA''') is an American nonprofit organization which advocates for gun rights.More ''gun rights'' sources: * * * * * Founded in 1871, the group has informed its members about firearm-related bills since 1934, and it has directly lobbying|lobbied for and against legislation since 1975. It is also the oldest continuously operating Civil and political rights|civil rights organization in the United States.https://books.google.com/books?id=BjKWfAz0tx4C&pg=PA506#v=onepage&q&f=false Founded to advance rifle marksmanship, the modern NRA continues to teach firearm competency and firearm safety|safety. It instructs civilians and law enforcement, youths and adults, in various programs. The organization also publishes several magazines and sponsors competitive marksmanship events.
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Registration id| founded_date = {{Start date and age|1871|11|16}}"[http://search.proquest.com.dclibrary.idm.oclc.org/docview/93070997/5C72D18B6DA54BEDPQ/7? The National Rifle Association]". ''The New York Times''. September 17, 1871. ''A meeting of the National Rifle Association was held in the Seventh Regiment armory yesterday, Gen. J. P. Woodward, of the second Division, presided, and Col. H. G. Shaw officiated as Secretary. Articles of association were presented and adopted. The incorporators are composed of forty prominent officers and ex-officers of the National Guard. Membership in the Association is to be open to all persons interested in the promotion of the rifle practice. Regiments and companies in the National Guard are entitled by the by-laws to constitute all their regular members in good standing members of the Association on the payment of one-half of the entrance fees and annual dues.''
FounderWilliam Conant Church, George Wood Wingate
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LocationFairfax, Virginia, USA
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